Tall Green milkweed

plant profile

Tall Green Milkweed (Asclepias hirtella) has 2-10 floral clusters per stem and each of these umbels is made of 30-100 green-tinged white flowers, which is more blossoms per plant than most milkweeds. Tall Green Milkweed distinguishes itself with abundant clusters of green-white flowers. Tall Green Milkweed is sometimes referred to as Green Milkweed (Asclepias viridis) and Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii). These are different species of milkweed.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 2 – 4 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time: June – August

Soil Type: Clay and Loam

Soil Texture: Moist but Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Maintenance: Low